Please watch this short animation if you are interested in having an intrauterine device fitted. It will give you the information you need to know before coming to see us.

If you intend on having an IUS or IUD fitted, we will ask you to have watched the video and explored these IUS and IUD links.

If you are having an IUD fitted as Emergency contraception, we would still like you to look at both the video and the factsheet below but the rules regarding sex are different and will be addressed with you during your assessment.


‘One stop’ IUS/IUD fitting service

Most women wishing to have an IUS or IUD fitted can do so with one visit to clinic.

With the ‘one stop’ service, pre-assessment can be done over the telephone and you then only need to attend for the device fitting appointment. This service is available at SHiP Cumberland Centre.

If you choose this one stop service, we ask you to read and understand this IUS / IUD factsheet.

When you are ready to proceed please ring us on 01752 431124 and ask for a ‘one stop IUS/IUD fitting’ appointment. A time will be arranged for a nurse to telephone you and then the fitting appointment will be booked for an appropriate time.

You may be assessed as unsuitable for one stop service after we have spoken to you, if we have concerns that it is not medically safe to do so. Instead, we will complete a face to face pre-assessment and book your fitting appointment at a later, safer date.

Your GP may also provide this service and you may prefer to make an appointment with them.